• 774 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
20022020

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Publications

  • 774 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 61 Article
  • 8 Review article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 3 Comment/debate
2020

Biomechanical evaluation comparing zero-profile devices versus fixed profile systems in a cervical hybrid decompression model: a biomechanical in vitro study

Kinon, M. D., Greeley, S. L., Harris, J. A., Gelfand, Y., Yassari, R., Nakhla, J., De la Garza-Ramos, R., Patel, P., Mirabile, B. & Bucklen, B. S., Apr 2020, In : Spine Journal. 20, 4, p. 657-664 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Failure to extubate and delayed reintubation in elective lumbar fusion: An analysis of 57,677 cases

Gelfand, Y., Longo, M., De la Garza Ramos, R., Sharfman, Z. T., Echt, M., Hamad, M., Kinon, M., Yassari, R. & Kramer, D. C., Jun 2020, In : Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 193, 105771.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multidisciplinary approaches to complication reduction in complex spine surgery: a systematic review

Friedman, G. N., Benton, J. A., Echt, M., De la Garza Ramos, R., Shin, J. H., Coumans, J. V. C. E., Gitkind, A. I., Yassari, R., Leveque, J. C., Sethi, R. K. & Yanamadala, V., Aug 2020, In : Spine Journal. 20, 8, p. 1248-1260 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Rates, Risk Factors, and Complications of Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Metastatic Spinal Tumor Surgery: An Analysis of a Prospective Multicenter Surgical Database

De la Garza Ramos, R., Gelfand, Y., Benton, J. A., Longo, M., Echt, M., Yanamadala, V. & Yassari, R., Jul 2020, In : World Neurosurgery. 139, p. e308-e315

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Readmission after spinal epidural abscess management in urban populations: A bi-institutional study

Longo, M., Pennington, Z., Gelfand, Y., de la Garza Ramos, R., Echt, M., Karim Ahmed, A., Yanamadala, V., Sciubba, D. M. & Yassari, R., 2020, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 32, 3, p. 465-472 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

A National Analysis on Predictors of Discharge to Rehabilitation After Corrective Surgery for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Echt, M., Schulz, J. F., Gomez, J. A., Cho, W. & Yassari, R., Jan 15 2019, In : Spine. 44, 2, p. 118-122 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Extradural Dumbbell-Shaped Tuberculoma Masquerading as Nerve Sheath Tumor: Case Report and Review of Literature

Echt, M., Holland, R., Gelfand, Y., Chin, S., Weidenheim, K. M., Yassari, R. & Kinon, M. D., Nov 1 2019, In : World Neurosurgery. 131, p. 47-51 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Incidence and Predictors of Hardware Failure After Instrumentation for Spine Metastasis: A Single-Institutional Series

Longo, M., De la Garza Ramos, R., Gelfand, Y., Echt, M., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2019, In : World Neurosurgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Perioperative Complications and Mortality Following Anterior Odontoid Screw Fixation in Elderly Patients: A National Database Analysis

Longo, M., Gelfand, Y., De la Garza Ramos, R., Echt, M., Kinon, M. D., Yanamadala, V. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2019, In : World Neurosurgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Predictors of Return to Normal Neurological Function after Surgery for Moderate and Severe Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: An Analysis of A Global AOSpine Cohort of Patients

De La Garza Ramos, R., Nouri, A., Nakhla, J., Echt, M., Gelfand, Y., Patel, S. K., Nasser, R., Cheng, J. S., Yassari, R. & Fehlings, M. G., Nov 1 2019, In : Clinical Neurosurgery. 85, 5, p. E917-E923

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Timing of Prophylactic Anticoagulation and Its Effect on Thromboembolic Events After Surgery for Metastatic Tumors of the Spine

De la Garza Ramos, R., Longo, M., Gelfand, Y., Echt, M., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Jun 1 2019, In : Spine. 44, 11, p. E650-E655

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Weekend versus Weekday Admission in Spinal Cord Injury and Its Effect on Timing of Surgical Intervention

De la Garza Ramos, R., Longo, M., Gelfand, Y., Echt, M., Diebo, B. G., Shah, N. V., Kessler, R. A., Passias, P. G. & Yassari, R., Feb 2019, In : World Neurosurgery. 122, p. e754-e758

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2018

A Reply to Commentaries on “Surgical and Teaching Mission to Mongolia: Experience and Lessons”

Haranhalli, N., Elahi, E. & Yassari, R., Mar 1 2018, In : World Neurosurgery. 111, p. 437-438 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

2 Scopus citations

Case-control study of risk factors for surgical site infection after three-column osteotomy for spine deformity

De La Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Bhashyam, N., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2018, In : Turkish Neurosurgery. 28, 4, p. 597-601 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Iliac screw versus S2 alar-iliac screw fixation in adults: a meta-analysis

De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Sciubba, D. M. & Yassari, R., Nov 9 2018, In : Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 30, 2, p. 253-258 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

4 Scopus citations

Minimally Invasive Separation Surgery with Intraoperative Stereotactic Guidance: A Feasibility Study

Nasser, R., Nakhla, J., Echt, M., De la Garza Ramos, R., Kinon, M. D., Sharan, A. D. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2018, In : World Neurosurgery. 109, p. 68-76 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Risk Factors for 30-Day Readmissions and Reoperations After 3-Column Osteotomy for Spinal Deformity

De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Echt, M., Gelfand, Y., Scoco, A. N., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Aug 1 2018, In : Global Spine Journal. 8, 5, p. 483-489 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Wound Complications After Single-Level Posterolateral and Interbody Fusion for Spondylolisthesis

Echt, M., De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Gelfand, Y., Cezayirli, P., Holland, R., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : World Neurosurgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

The Effect of July Admission on Inpatient Morbidity, Mortality, and Discharge Disposition After Endovascular Coiling in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

De la Garza Ramos, R., Haranhalli, N., Kobets, A. J., Nakhla, J., Brook, A. L., Yassari, R., Flamm, E. S. & Altschul, D. J., Jan 1 2018, In : World Neurosurgery. 109, p. e170-e174

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Trends in the use of bone morphogenetic protein-2 in adult spinal deformity surgery: A 10-year analysis of 54 054 patients

Ramos, R. D. L. G., Nakhla, J., Bhashyam, N., Ammar, A. E., Scoco, A. N., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Aug 1 2018, In : International Journal of Spine Surgery. 12, 4, p. 453-459 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Vertebral Column Tumor Surgery: A National Investigation

De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Echt, M., Gelfand, Y., Altschul, D. J., Cho, W., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : World Neurosurgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations
2017

Anterior Lumbar Dural Tear: A Transthecal Route for Primary Closure After Iatrogenic Durotomy

Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., de la Garza Ramos, R., Kobets, A., Ammar, A., Echt, M., Gelfand, Y., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Nov 1 2017, In : World Neurosurgery. 107, p. 522-525 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Effect of body mass index on surgical outcomes after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Ramos, R. D. L. G., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Schulz, J. F., Purvis, T. E., Sciubba, D. M., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., 2017, In : Neurosurgical Focus. 43, 4, E5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Factors associated with prolonged ventilation and reintubation in adult spinal deformity surgery

De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Jada, A., Purvis, T. E., Sciubba, D. M., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Jan 30 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Glioblastoma multiforme presenting with an open ring pattern of enhancement on MR imaging

Kinon, M., Scoco, A., Farinhas, J. M., Kobets, A., Weidenheim, K. M., Yassari, R., Lasala, P. & Graber, J. J., Jan 1 2017, In : Surgical Neurology International. 8, 1, 35.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Impact of body mass index on 30-day outcomes after spinopelvic fixation surgery

Bhashyam, N., De La Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Jacob, J., Echt, M., Ammar, A., Nasser, R., Yassari, R. & Kinon, M. D., Jan 1 2017, In : Surgical Neurology International. 8, 1, 176.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Minimally invasive transpedicular approach for the treatment of central calcified thoracic disc disease: a technical note

Nakhla, J., Bhashyam, N., de la Garza Ramos, R., Nasser, R., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Dec 15 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : European Spine Journal. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Postoperative urinary retention in patients undergoing elective spinal surgery

Altschul, D., Kobets, A., Nakhla, J., Jada, A., Nasser, R., Kinon, M. D., Yassari, R. & Houten, J. K., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 26, 2, p. 229-234 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Prognostic Value of Preoperative Nurick Grade and Time with Symptoms in Patients with Cervical Myelopathy and Gait Impairment

De la Garza-Ramos, R., Ramhmdani, S., Kosztowski, T., Xu, R., Yassari, R., Witham, T. F. & Bydon, A., Sep 1 2017, In : World Neurosurgery. 105, p. 314-320 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Surgical and Teaching Mission to Mongolia: Experience and Lessons

Haranhalli, N., Gelfand, Y., Abramowicz, A. E., Siyez, A., Elahi, E. & Yassari, R., Jun 1 2017, In : World Neurosurgery. 102, p. 191-199 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

The Impact of Hospital Teaching Status on Timing of Intervention, Inpatient Morbidity, and Mortality After Surgery for Vertebral Column Fractures with Spinal Cord Injury

De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Jada, A., Sciubba, D. M., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Mar 1 2017, In : World Neurosurgery. 99, p. 140-144 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

The Impact of Kidney Disease on Acute Tubular Necrosis and Surgical Site Infection After Lumbar Fusion

Nakhla, J., de la Garza Ramos, R., Bhashyam, N., Kobets, A., Nasser, R., Echt, M., Lang, G., Navarro-Ramirez, R., Jada, A., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Sep 1 2017, In : World Neurosurgery. 105, p. 498-502 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

The nationwide burden of neurological conditions requiring emergency neurosurgery

De La Garza Ramos, R., Rory Goodwin, C., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Yassari, R., Flamm, E. S., Bydon, A., Colby, G. & Sciubba, D. M., Sep 1 2017, In : Clinical Neurosurgery. 81, 3, p. 422-431 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations

Thirty-day readmission and reoperation rates after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion versus those after cervical disc replacement

Bhashyam, N., Ramos, R. D. L. G., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Jada, A., Purvis, T. E., Sciubba, D. M., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., 2017, In : Neurosurgical focus. 42, 2, E6.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Volume-Outcome Relationship After 1 and 2 Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

De la Garza Ramos, R., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Jada, A., Bhashyam, N., Kinon, M. D. & Yassari, R., Sep 1 2017, In : World Neurosurgery. 105, p. 543-548 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2016

A rare case of panspinal Pott disease simulating metastatic disease

Houten, J. K., Kobets, A. J. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2016, In : Spine Journal. 16, 1, p. e39-e41

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atlantoaxial Rotatory Subluxation: A Review for the Pediatric Emergency Physician

Kinon, M. D., Nasser, R., Nakhla, J., Desai, R., Moreno, J. R., Yassari, R. & Bagley, C. A., Oct 1 2016, In : Pediatric Emergency Care. 32, 10, p. 710-716 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

4 Scopus citations

Isolated synchondrosis fracture of the atlas presenting as rotatory fixation of the neck: Case report and review of literature

Kobets, A. J., Nakhla, J., Biswas, A., Kinon, M. D., Yassari, R. & Abbott, III, I. R., 2016, In : Surgical Neurology International. 7, 43, p. S1092-S1095

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ollier disease with anaplastic astrocytoma: A review of the literature and a unique case

Gajavelli, S., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Yassari, R., Weidenheim, K. M. & Graber, J. J., Nov 1 2016, In : Surgical Neurology International. 7, 24, p. S607-S611

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

3 Scopus citations

Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality After Elective Anterior Cervical Fusion in Patients with Chronic and End-Stage Renal Disease

De la Garza Ramos, R., Jain, A., Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Puvanesarajah, V., Hassanzadeh, H., Yassari, R. & Sciubba, D. M., Nov 1 2016, In : World Neurosurgery. 95, p. 2-5 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations

Predictive parameters for the antecedent development of hip pathology associated with long segment fusions to the pelvis for the treatment of adult spinal deformity

Kinon, M. D., Nasser, R., Nakhla, J. P., Adogwa, O., Moreno, J. R., Harowicz, M., Verla, T., Yassari, R. & Bagley, C. A., Jan 1 2016, In : Surgical Neurology International. 7, 1, 93.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Resection of spinal column tumors utilizing image-guided navigation: A multicenter analysis

Nasser, R., Drazin, D., Nakhla, J., Al-Khouja, L., Brien, E., Baron, E. M., Kim, T. T., Johnson, J. P. & Yassari, R., 2016, In : Neurosurgical focus. 41, 2, E15.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Retained needle after cement injection during vertebral augmentation and its management strategy

Kosse, A., Nakhla, J. P., Yassari, R., Abramowicz, A. E. & Brook, A., Dec 2016, In : Journal of neurointerventional surgery. 8, 12, p. e51

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Retained needle after cement injection during vertebral augmentation and its management strategy

Kosse, A., Nakhla, J. P., Yassari, R., Abramowicz, A. E. & Brook, A., Feb 18 2016, In : BMJ case reports. 2016, 012180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Ruptured anterior spinal artery aneurysm from a herniated cervical disc. A case report and review of the literature

Nakhla, J., Nasser, R., Yassari, R., Pasquale, D. & Altschul, D. J., Jan 1 2016, In : Surgical Neurology International. 7, 1, 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
4 Scopus citations

Ultra-delayed lumbar surgical wound hematoma

Kinon, M. D., Nakhla, J., Brown, K., Bhashyam, N. & Yassari, R., Jan 1 2016, In : Surgical Neurology International. 7, 43, p. S1089-S1091

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle